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will be forced to rescue our senior endowment programs in bankruptcy, and we can reform our tax system to eliminate the corporate codes, in favor of big businesses over small businesses, and individual codes of bias against saving, investing and especially against our parents, our ultimate investor class. that is how we turn the federal government unsustainable liabilities into sustainable assets. the bottom line of all of it is that controversies in that building over there, the really big white one with the dome, need to start doing what conservatives in this building already do, think long and hard about what we believe, why we believe it, and most of all remember to put first things first. for conservatives, the first thing is not our agenda of political subsidiary. it is our vision of social solidarity. it is a vision of society as and interwoven from and dependent network of individuals, families, communities, businesses, churches, formal and informal groups working together to meet each other's needs and enriched each other's lives. it is of a free market economy that grants eve
by sequestration because those are our nickels and dimes that go into the gas tax per gallon. that weren't affected by sequestration. the huge -- an extremely high and disproportionate number of air traffic control -- of transportation department's expenditures are air tra traffic -- air traffic controllers themselves. so we have this problem. but as leader reid-pound out -- pointed out, we have other problems. to stop cancer research, to cut back on n.i.h. and n.s.f. which hals been our seed corn? n.i.h. created a biotechnical, a biopharmaceutical industry that's second to none and employees -- employs millions of people in your state, madam president, and mine. and n.s.f. research basically created the internet. that has created millions of jobs and makes u.s. industry the envy of the world. so we're cutting our seed corn. the kinds of programs for veterans who are homeless, the kinds of programs for homebound seniors. the meat ax approach of sequestration cuts those across the board. now, my preference would be to close some tax loopholes to get rid of sequestration. i don't think we should give
is the in recess for their weekly party caucuses. they will return at 2:15 for more work on then line sales tax bill. a motion to proceed on the bill could come tomorrow unless an agreement is reached today. learn more about your senators with c-span's 2013 congressional direct at this. it is available to order online. a handy guide to the current congress. has information about each member of the hoist and senate. it includes contact information, district maps and committee asassignments. the directory is 12.95 plus shipping and handling and order online. a short time ago we spoke with a capitol hill reporter with the latest on the legislation the senate is debating today on the internet sales tax. gautham nagesh from roll call on capitol hill. what is the purpose of this internet sales bill? >> it would require states online retailers, charge sales tax and collect and remit them when consumers make a purchase online. that includes retailers not within their own state. >> who are some of the bill's supporters and why do some of them say it will level the playing field for retailers? >> well, t
in 10 years. brewster the nation's fiscal cut that tax loopholes that take a fair and balanced approach. at the same time the budget incorporates elements to speaker by last december. they make the difficult choices to find common ground. consistent with that offer come in the budget includes being the president would not put forward such as means testing command that a character in a related premiums and the more accurate the less generous measure of inflation. it includes proposals only so they come together around a complete and comprehensive package to shrink the deficit by $1.8 trillion over 10 years and are meant the fiscal uncertainty that hampers economic growth and job creation. this remark does not represent the starting point for negotiation. represent tagamet savings and additional roadrunners for those of the. the two cannot be separated and were not separated last december when we were close to a bipartisan agreement. this budget provides achievable solutions to fiscal problems, the crucial a solution desired, we have to do more than focus on deficit and debt. the signific
that you face, and i d not envy you, is you said the fits call consolidation, the consumption tax will go up next year and the following year, and you're certainly aware that will take a big hit on consumption on income that will have a negative impact on the economy, and i'm wondering how you're balancing these two different issues of fiscal consolidation and demand. [speaking japanese] >> translator: i think you have hit on the most important point, because whenever we may try to increase the taxes, it does not necessarily result in increasing the tax revenue. we have known the actual examples which have happened in the past in many nrsakg ne >> you can watch the rest of this online as we take you live now to the heritage foundation in washington, d.c. for remarks by senator mike lee of utah. he'll be talking about the conservative movement and the future of the republican party. >> in his most recent book, "we still hold these truths: rediscovering our principles, reclaiming our future." please join me in welcoming matt spalding. matt? [applause] >> thanks, jon. i thought you said cons
collection act because it is going to make online businesses the tax collectors for the nation. and as the "wall street journal" pointed out in an editorial today called "the internet sales tax rush," it actually puts brick and mortar, puts the internet businesses at a disadvantage to brick and mortar businesses in terms of requiring -- making requirements on online businesses to collect taxes for transactions that the online businesses would not have to. and for a state like mine of new hampshire where we do not have a sales tax, this is also particularly onerous and really tramples on the decision that new hampshire has made to not have a sales tax. but most importantly, where we stand right now with the -- with the bill pending on the floor, you know, so many times there is so much around here that happens that does not go through regular order, and yet we have been talking on both sides of the aisle how important it is that when we have a major piece of legislation, which certainly this is, that we must go through regular order and that you just heard from the chairman of t
's only possible on the -- look at the host of just raised the issue on tax bases. it's not a minor problem. if we have asked for a report and the outcome was -- companies which are -- on a global level, a tax burden which is high compared to companies not on a global level because the possibilities, the options to avoid taxation, are in this interconnected world, and at the end you need someone who pays for the budget. otherwise you will create major problems in europe. exist to discuss better market economy, is more successful combined with political freedom and democracy and rule of law, over the economy combined with the political system which is so complicated. i am convinced, more sustainable the basis of freedom, the rule of law, democracy, and might be a bit more complicated. more sustainable. perhaps we have to do this again and again. >> let me ask you quit a different question and that is, u.s. and the european union have announced they're going to negotiate a transatlantic investment and trade pact, partnership, and several have suggested that the united states and europ
's winter of discontent, when britain had double-digit inflation, a top income tax rate of 83% and rising unemployment. and she revolutionized the economy with free-market ideas in her ten years of service that ushered in a new decade of prosperity. when she took office, the top income tax rate was 83%. it was cut to 60% and then to 40%. the middle tax rate was cut to 30%. and the lowest tax rate was eliminated altogether. when she took office, the top corporate tax rate was 53%. she cut it to 35%. the top capital gains tax rate was a stifling 75%. thatcher cut it to 30%. and as a result, a progrowth policies, unemployment fell from a high of 12% early in her tenure to 7.5% near the end. public spending as a percentage of g.d.p. fell from 45.1% of g.d.p. to 39.4% of g.d.p. and inflation fell from almost 22% in 1979 to a low rate of 2.4% in 1986. but perhaps the most telling tribute to margaret thatcher's leadership is that three days after she gave her britain await speech, that heroic speech she was dubbed "the iron lady" in the communist news outlet "the red star." when your military en
sam but the ways in which they do this are very different. if you just apply a flat tax on u.s. imports that's one way to push our trade back into balance that doesn't involve risks of crony capitalism, that doesn't involve risks to the government micromanaging the economy. if you say okay which is going to have a flat tariff of 10% or 20% or 30% whatever it takes to get to a zero trade deficit that doesn't introduce a lot of corruption or a lot of dangers bad policymaking because it's a very simple policy. it's just determined by an arithmetical formula and there's no opportunity for anybody to play games. one of the good things about it if you have a flat tariff, is if you had a 30% tariff on imported goods that's not enough to relocate the production of t-shirts that united states because cost is too great. it's great to relocate things like silicon wafer fabrication so would tend to relocate back to the u.s. high value capital-intensive skill intensive industries which is of course what we want to do. those are the industries that are high-quality -- high-quality into she
, a bill to restore states' sovereign rights to enforce state and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes. mr. reid: i ask for a second reading and object to my own request. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bill will be read for a second time on the next legislative day. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the senate recess subject to the call of the chair. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair. >>> one day after the boston bombings a bipartisan watch group said the government used torture and illegal interrogation methods after the september 11 attacks in 2001. that report is next on c-span2. >>> she came into the white house, she was a 47-year-old lady that he did politics. she was deeply depressed at the death of her son and especially under the terrible circumstances in which she died. she didn't have many friends unfortunately, but she did have a wonderful family there always seems to be somebody there and i don't think he did very much but she was a very intellectual woman,
, cutting spending in the tax code, and then i think it also keeps our promises to people to seniors who worked hard their whole life and want to nothing more than a secure retirement. and to our veterans to 0 who we made promises as they donned the uniform and fought for our country. >> host: what about the issue of changed cpi. . >> guest: i start with a basic notion that social security has enci ad itbutedp our shben ttal n part of the discussion. certainly we need to be concerned about the long-term solvent sei of social security but again when retirement security is question mark for so many families. i don't think it should be on the table during this part of the discussion during the budget resolution. look at the real contributors to our deficit and debt as we try tackle those challenges. >> host: two final questions before we go to calls. callers are ready. this is another article during an intimate dinner with democratic senators. how come you were left off the list? [laughter] >> guest: i have no idea. [laughter] but i have been very pleased with the president's increase in ou
on the internet tax bill and debate and a roll call vote on a judicial nomination. >> the museum is meant to help a visitor relive the first eight years of the 21st century. the museum explains the decision making process that i went through as president, and we hope the museum inspires people to serve. want to serve tear community or their country in some way. we really didn't want to be a school. we wanted to be a do tank. and so i don't know if there's a lesson there. i do know that laura and i decided to go in a different direction with the, you know, apart from the museum with the component of programs, from which programs would emerge. >> watch the dedication ceremony of the george w. bush presidential library and museum from southern methodist university in dallas live thursday morning at 11 a.m. eastern on c-span3, c-span radio and c-span.org. and tune in earlier for a conversation with the former first couple. >> german finance minister wolfgang schauble says he expects the european economy to begin imin 201 atth a the u.s. d developing nations. he at the council on foreign relations whe
workers pay payroll taxes into a trust fund. all employers pay the same payroll tax into that trust fund and out of that trust fund comes all of the spending or part a services primarily hospital insurance spending. the age i trust funds has exceeded revenue since 2007 and what that means it is the balance of the trust fund and the assets of the trust fund have been declining and they will be totally completed sometime in the middle of the next decade. since the trust fund can't borrow if the laws are changed medicare will be unable to pay full payments for charges in the age i trust fund. it will only be able to reimburse providers 85% of what they are charging. so clearly legislative action has to be made before that he either to raise taxes or slow the growth in spending or preferably a little bit of both. i my reckoning i have completed my assignment and rather than take a gold star as i said i want to have a couple of general observations. the first when we have discussiodiscussio ends like this we should make clear what our goal this. if our goal is to moderate the growth of medica
to have the same enthusiasm for paying taxes for the education of its college students today than it had during the cold war. >> anybody else? back in the red shirt in the middle here. >> one of the kingpins of hollywood, more behind the seasons, was lou wasserman who seemed to helped his forces to some political efforts. what was his leanings? was he considered to be a lefty, righty, or just a pragmatist. >> the question is about lou wasserman and his political lengs. -- political leanings. richard? >> lou was seniorman was essentially a man defeated to the welfare of universal pictures. that's what he did and how he defined himself. it seems to me that wasserman was in a certain sense value neutral so long as whatever was happening worked to the benefit of his studio and his enterprise, and it was a vast enterprise by the time it was -- it reached full maturity. i don't think he was -- i don't think he was evil man. he was just a guy really tending to business in a very, very, i must say, very effective way. there's no question in my mind at least, that he was the weeding ontrip -- the
as well would be people point to kennedy in reducing taxes and actually growing the economy as well as reducing unemployment as well as increasing i think revenue actually increased and he cut rates so i would probably say kennedy. i think kennedy captured the american imagination somewhat. i think falsely sometimes because the media gave him a pass and nowadays i don't think that would happen to either side but i guess i would say kennedy. >> you spoke at howard university last week. do you plan on doing any more outrage and if so what will you do next? >> about three days later i spoke to simmons college which is a historically black college. i thought my receptionist howard was much better than the reception by the left-wing media. i didn't appreciate your reception at howard i think was very fair. i never met curt schmoke before but i was the fan. i've told them i remember back when he was mayor writing about him trying to decriminalize penalties for nonviolent crime which i have always been a supporter of and so i enjoyed meeting curt schmoke. we have the bill on mandatory mini
control act agreement to raise taxes. the president did raise taxes $600 billion, there was never an agreement to raise taxes. so that's where we've got a loggerhead. this is the problem. at the end of debate i remember when the president guaranteed the american people sequester wouldn't happen. but it is happening. it's happening right now in the law. the house has proposed a budget that eliminates cuts on the defense department, besides other cuts to replace them when. the president is saying he wants to eliminate the sequester are apparently indicates he does, but he wants to do it raising taxes and that is a nonstarter. under our current day, we increase spending every year. the difficulty is that pointed out before our committee so many times is half the reductions in spending and sequester file on the defense department come which only make ucmj six of the spending in our government. that is a disproportionate cut. as you talk to congress about the disabilities, i suggest you go to 1600 pennsylvania avenue and talk to the president, commander-in-chief. i am very worried beca
, if the american people are watching this and they know their tax osha going to the justice department who can't send someone up, when i look at the ig investigation, the activity that took place with peres and some of his activities, and you can't send someone up, we will send someone down tck them .u we wi try toappear. >> wl yield speak th will not yield on this unable to you because i found that this lady lives in my congressional district and they deserve this but if you can't go by the end of may, it is a real disgrace for this country. i will now yield. >> i think -- i thank the gentleman fight you. the attorney general has said he will look into this, ma and he will get back expeditiously. it will take time for him to get information to get an answer that you could come in next week and say, i haven't had time to get information you need. we have to coordinate with dod. they would be little point and occupy the attorney general in the midst come in the wake of what's going on in boston and everything else right now, and having him come back on and in the air and. i would rather they ca
, the single best tax dollar spent by american tax dollar is the brainpower, the patriotism, the dedication, the service, and results that come through people whose names they never know. staffers. almost every one of you in this room could be doing something else making a whole lot of money. so many of you graduate at the top of your class, so many of you. i remember feeling so conscious. i stopped hiring rhodes scholars after chitosan and i realize how inadequate i was. [laughter] but all kidding aside think of the application we did. people who work for us and with us. so it's appropriate, it's appropriate, because there's no way this place could function without incredible staff. and you know, nancy is right, people are going to come in the room and five years from now they will say than five, who was he? and it will be a staffer who will tell them who he was. no, it will. will tell them who he was. and why this room is named after him. because what is this democracy except one big conversation, constantly rubbing up against one conversation against another. to generate some kind of con
ag for a specific number prior to getting a blue card. you would be vetted and have to pay taxes, a fine, et. cetera. no major criminal activity. you get your blue card. then so you to work another five years dependent upon the number of dais a year. then you get a green card. the h2a program which exists only 74,000 workers this past year will cease to exist within a two-year period. it would be replaced by two visa programs. chuck spelled them out. a contract program, which replaces h2a. and an at-will portable visa program. they are both three years. there's a cap on both of 112,000 a year for the first five years. the total 300,000 plus and the secretary of agricultural in the future sets the cap. the wage rate, which is the adverse wage rate is phased out and replaced by this new methodology within soon -- i think it's a year after the effective date of passage of this bill. it's not been easy to put together. i appreciate senator grassley's comments. but i want him and others to know that we tried to figure what you were aiming at and compensate in terms of making the kinds
. and of after that some of yesterday's senate debate on a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers. >>> several live events to tell you about today. the senate judiciary committee hears from homeland security secretary janet napolitano about immigration policy. that's on c-span at 9:30 a.m. eastern. on c-span3 at 10 eastern, the head of the consumer financial protection bureau, richard cordray, presents the bureau's semiannual report to the senate banking committee. also on c-span3 a senate judiciary subcommittee looks into constitutional and statutory authority for drone strikes and targeted killings. that's at 4 p.m. eastern. >>> one of the problems when the judges are appointing the public defenders is then the public defender's job is reliant on their approval. and judges are judged, um, on their efficiency often; how fast do they process cases, how quickly do they get through the docket? so they're going to want a public defender that goes along and gets along, that does their bidding. and that's a real challenge. and in new orleans for a long time, the s
and use tax laws and for other purposes. mr. reid: mr. president, i would object to any further proceedings in regard to this bill. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bill will be placed on the calendar. mr. reid: mr. president, today this august body will honor the memory of 20 first-grade children, little babies who were gunned down, most of them shot multiple times. we will also honor the teachers and administrators who were killed that day in newtown, connecticut. but we're also going to honor with this legislation tens of thousands of others who were killed by guns each year here in america. we're going to do that by voting on a number of measures to strengthen the laws to prevent gun violence in this nation. mr. president, the families of innocents killed in newtown, aurora, in carson city, blacksburg, in oak creek and columbine really deserve these votes. where do i stand on these democratic proposals? this afternoon the senate will vote on a compromised background check proposal crafted by senators manchin, toomey, kirk and schumer, all experienced l
that covers the entire extent. every one of those had to be eat late taxed. the congress imposed a more onerous, more restrict it from a comma rules that on my ability to move money from ppa to ppa. i have small pdas with not a lot of money but for whatever reason decided there needed to be more over the national intelligence program. the effect of the fy 13 of her rations that did help us in that it allowed us to move money around civic and that the money into the path we are committed to by virtue of the fact were five men in before we got a bill. sowo ba dister t it. a cab structure, did allow new start,t also frommocountschss here was what many at the endf the day and of course the of sequestration was doubled because we had to take it in seven months. iraq i was. ealistic impact. >> that is helpful because it provides more of a context of things we might be able to do. again, we have a macro issue of sequestration can watch everyone recognizes it's in packs on your programs. but i stand legislative authorization not on this committee that the intelligence that could have the skinny
spending in essence bankrupts the country because you can't raise income taxes at least high enough to cash that level of spending but it can't be done. indisputable that that is our number one problem in terms of the budget. we hear talk about the budget today. i just wanted to get your thoughts on that. the white house has proposal in the budget that as i read would reduce that growth from about 110% over the next 10 years to about 100%, but it's 104% because it also assumes a permanent medicare doc fix and also does include a 90 billion a canceled sequestration cuts to medicare which would further decrease health savings. so it's somewhere more than 104% increase in spending rather than 110%. no structural reforms. the question is what the trustees having told us medicare trust fund is insolvent in 2024, again with everyone who's looked at this thing our number one driver in all this is medicare. and once again th mire funding trigger ha'teen ignored so no proposal from the administration even though it's required by law. my question is, what do you suggest in terms of dealing with this
that relationship is good. they could now been on ice and suffers tax. we branch or resources to the problems and i've been really pleased that their attitude towards working with us and our attitude towards working with them. >> with regard to community banks that are not subject to the cfpb examination authority, what measures have you taken to ensure that sure roles are clearly interpreted? are there potential regulators doing their exams? does the cfpb continue the small entity compliance guides as has been done twice already? on the other mortgage rules. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i've got about three different answers to that question. on the small entity compliance guides, this is something we take seriously and we been told this over and over by small institutions in the trade associations that represent them like a cba and that means taking their rules, initially mentioned 2500 pages of rules issued in january. that's 2500 pages of taxpayers a lot of that is preamble, cost-benefit analysis. what a translator for several hundred pages of rules and the sir congress direct this to do. noneth
in cyberspace, and are widely believed already to be responsible for some such a tax. china and russia possess formidable capabilities for cyber theft, such as the theft of valuable intellectual property as well as the more traditional areas of espionage, such as spying on our military weapon systems, plans and capabilities. china in particular appears to observe no limit of the theft of american commercial technology. that's cyber theft as a threat that cannot be tolerated. i hope we'll hear from our witnesses about the extent of the problem, and the steps that we can and should take to counter it. the asia-pacific region, another round of belligerence from the dictatorial regime in north korea has caused concern here in the united states, and among our allies in the pacific. that regime has announced its intention to resume a plutonium production, has tested a nuclear device in february that appears to have had a greater yield than previous tests. and has threatened at any time to launch a missile that uld further exacerbatenons. we have read about conflicting intelligence assessments, north
which exist today , filed the claim, like they do there taxes, apropos to say that today. it goes directly into the ems without advertising. we completed that whole peace this year in january, without advertising it we have 500 claims. and because directly in, never turns into paper and allows us to immediately start working and today we don't have 3 percent in paper anymore, we have 3 percent electronic. we have 14 percent of our paper already converted to electrons just this january the 28. i have more than 116,000 electronic claims now, electronic folders that we did not have before. this week will have another six regional offices on the new system. >> mr. secretary, the va backlog reduction plan shows that in order to eliminate the backlog by 2015 the va will need to decide over 1 million claims this year. but the va is projecting in the budget submission that it will decide 335,000 fewer claims in 2013 and 2014. so can the va reached 2 million claims in 2015? that would be an 92% increase in productivity over the 2012 level . >> i am sorry. i don't exactly know your numbers,
the last four months and even years before that debating issues like taxes, spending, and health care, but the number-one responsibility of the federal government is to keep the american people safe and secure. our response to this attack must be firm and unequivocal. we must send a clear message that we will never compromise our value or our freedom in the face of terrorist violence. we must stay on the offensive against the enemies of civilization and remain vigilant in our day-to-day lives. the victims of boston deserve nothing less. madam president, i yield the floor. and i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. grassley: i ask that the calling of the quorum be suspended. the presiding officer: without objection. under the previous order, the senate will resume consideration of s. 649, which the clerk will report. the clerk: s. 649, a bill to ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national inst
reducing taxes have actually growing the economy as well as reducing unemployment, as well as, you know, increasing i think reverend actually increased even though he cut rates. so i would probably say kennedy. i think kennedy also captured the american imagination somewhat. i think falsely sometimes though because the media gave him a pass. nowadays i don't think that would happen. on either side. but i guess i would say kennedy among the once since i've been living. >> senator, you spoke at the university last week. how do you think your message was received there? do you plan on doing any more outreach like that? if so, what would you do differently? >> about three days late i spoke to simmons college which is historically a black college in louisville. i thought my reception at howard was much better than the left wing media. so if you're here from the left wing media, i didn't appreciate your recession. by howard i think was very fair. i had never met kurt schmoke before but i've always been a fan of kurt schmoke. i told that i could remember back and probably when he was mayor, re
possessed in this country? and who would pay for it? would gun owners be subject to still more fees or taxes for exercising their second amendment rights? who would have access to the so-called registry? would the public know who owns guns and who does not? who would ensure that this sensitive information is protected and not used for political purposes, and how? we do not know the answers to these questions, but we do know that such restrictions will not prevent the next tragedy. we should not start down this dangerous road. what should we do instead? i have a few suggestions. instead of undermining the second amendment, mr. president, congress should focus its attention on three areas. first, i believe that robust prosecution of violent criminals is the best deterrent for violent crime. prosecutors should punish to the fullest extent of the law individuals who misuse guns, knives or anything else to commit violent crimes. there should be no leniency, mr. president, what ever for the commission of such crimes. secondly, we should examine and address any deficiencies -- and we have them -- i
every bill is too big and every deal tends to be today. so for example, like on tax reform, tomorrow i would lower the income tax. if we can compromise on the number i would lower it to 17% tomorrow. just do it. i don't care if people predicted less revenue, less revenue means more revenue in economy. if you in an enormous boost to ththe con and we like under kennedy, like under coolidge and like under reagan when you reduced rates, sometimes you get more revenue. that is because the deal is to be. same with immigration. we make it harder on ourselves are the debt commission, we make it a lot harder to find a deal when it has a thousand moving parts but i think we should go with the things we agree on and boom, boom, boom. it's why the rate -- that's why the public is so upset with us. all the stuff we agree on we won't pass because we say that will be the sweeter for the bigger deal. which we never seem to be able to get to one that break up all these big deals into smaller deals? i tried to pass the stand these a, science and technology these is expanding those. i tried to pass it by
to defend soviet totalitarianism. they don't have the same thing for paying taxes for the education of its college students today. one of the kingpins of hollywood mourned behind the scenes he seemed to lend solace time -- what were his lanning as? was he left, right, what were his politics? he was eventually a man devoted to the welfare of universal pictures. that's what he did, that's how he definedit seems t me thatase. so long as work to the benefit his studio and enterprise and was a vast enterprise but it reached full maturity. i don't think he was an evil man is no my mind a guy tending toy he was the leading entrepreneur of hollywood and he was the man people went to to settle disputes and problems and he was notoriously fairly honest broker he's a fascinating man and there's a tendency with people of great power and motion picture business there is a tendency to kind of step back and kind of fear, but i think in the largest sense he was an honest broker and there are not that many of them in the industry ever so i don't think we will know the full extent what he was doing, what h
. and then asa to close it off. >> yes, thank you, jim. the tax force says -- the task force says in our report all societies behave differently under stress. at those times they may even take actions that conflict with their essential character and values. and that's what we did here. of we were under stress, and we took actions that conflict with who we are. who we are called to be and who we have committed to be. and then we spent about ten years not being willing to face the truth about that. often by covering what happened with euphemisms and an awful lot of state secrets. so i believe that our detainee task force has functioned as a kind of truth commission, revealing where we strayed from our values by shining the light of investigation and analysis onto the problem in the open that the next time we're under that kind of stress we do not go down the same road. and it has been an honor to serve on this panel. >> thank you, dave. nick? >> very little, just in terms of new things, everyone here has discussed the general contours of the report which is the most important thing. there are som
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